August 17, 2012

INTERVIEW: Willow Shields talks about The Hunger Games experience, Jennifer Lawrence & Catching Fire

Twist had the chance to interview Willow Shields recently where she talked about her Hunger Games experience, her character Prim, her relationship with Jennifer Lawrence, Catching Fire and why she's on Team Katniss.
TWIST: What’s your favorite thing about Prim? 
WS: I really loved that she loves animals so much, because I really love animals, too. I have three dogs, a cat and fish. I also used to have chickens, so you can see how much I love animals. 
TWIST: Was it hard to get into such an emotional place for the reaping scene? 
WS: Not really. Once you get into character and once you have such incredible actors and actresses like Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks around you, that really makes it a lot easier. 
TWIST: Did you grow close to any of the actors who won’t be returning to set?
 WS: Yeah, I really grew close with a lot of the tributes ’cause we were actually there at the same time. I grew really close to Amandla Stenberg, who plays Rue, Jacqueline Emerson, who plays Foxface and Isabelle Fuhrman, who plays Clove. I’m really sad that they’re not coming back, but I’m also excited to work with new people. 
TWIST: How does it feel to be involved in one of the most popular franchises? 
WS: It’s a really exciting experience! We didn’t know that it was going to be this huge. 
TWIST: After playing Katniss’ sister, do you feel like a sister to Jennifer Lawrence? 
WS: Definitely. We’re totally like sisters. We had so much fun on set together and we bonded right away. 
TWIST: Team Gale or Team Peeta? 
WS: I’m team Katniss. Everyone thinks of the book being such a romance and thinks that there’s such a huge love triangle, but I don’t think of it that way. I think of Katniss fighting for her family and being a strong character for young girls. 
TWIST: When do you start work on Catching Fire? What can you tell us about it? 
WS: I’m gonna be starting work on it this fall and I’m looking forward to it so much.
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